NTSB Identification: MKC88LA110.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 37023.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 14, 1988 in DIGHTON, KS
Probable Cause Approval Date: 11/16/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 188B, registration: N731CD
Injuries: 1 Minor.
NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.
DURING AN AERIAL APPLICATION OPERATION, THE PLT SAID THAT AS HE INITIATED LIFTOFF, THE ACFT TURNED TO THE LEFT AND HE FELT HE HAD NO RUDDER CONTROL. HE HIT A FENCE ON THE APT BOUNDARY, CONTINUED, DUMPED HIS CHEMICAL LOAD, HIT A TREE, AND LANDED IN A FIELD ADJACENT TO A HIGHWAY. A KANSAS STATE HIGHWAY PATROLMAN STATED HE DETECTED A STRONG ODOR OF ALCOHOL ON THE PLT. THE PLT WENT TO THE LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT OF MINOR INJURIES BUT LEFT PRIOR TO RECEIVING TREATMENT. HOSPITAL EMPLOYEES ALSO MADE MENTION OF THE ODOR OF ALCOHOL ON THE PLT. THE PLT LEFT THE AREA IMMEDIATELY AFTER DEPARTING THE HOSPITAL AND COULD NOT BE REACHED FOR TOXICOLOGY TESTS.
The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:CLIMB..INADEQUATE..PILOT IN COMMAND
IMPAIRMENT(ALCOHOL)..PILOT IN COMMAND
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